Akita / Collie (Smooth) Mix

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The basics:
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes. 

The pairing between an Akita and a Collie isn't all that common, but you may occasionally encounter this mix in a rescue.

Appearance / health:
It's impossible to predict the exact traits inherited by a mixed-breed dog. In this case, the appearance of your pet could be different depending on whether the Collie or the Akita traits dominate.

Behavior / temperament:
While it's impossible to predict the exact personality of any mixed-breed dog, you should be ready for anything with the Collie / Akita Mix. If you lack experience being a consistent and successful alpha to dominant breeds, you should pass on this mix because the Akita DNA could present you with real difficulties.